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1982 Peugeot Pro-10

1982 Peugeot Pro-10
serial no. 1.02 2914

Purchased on eBay 16 March 2010, back on the road 30 May.

Some history
Peugeot created its own in-house custom racing bike frame building division in 1974, the same year that Raleigh did the same with its SBDU (Specialist Bicycle Development Unit). The model designation PY was adopted for the Prestige Peugeot machines.

In addition to building the Peugeot cycling team's bikes, Prestige Peugeot offered off-the shelf machines, including limited edition replicas of Tour de France champion Bernard Thevenet's PY-10, to the French and European market as well as completely custom made framesets with a wide choice of components featuring the Spidel Group (Simplex, Stronglight, Mafac and Maillard). Framesets were available in 531 Extra Legere (531c), 531 and 753 tubing with choice of geometry and colours.

Depending on the frame tubing or components, the PY could be available in the following varients
PY-10 CP (1977-1980)
PY-10 EC (1978-1979)
PY-10 FC (1983-1986) (Carbon Fibre)
PY-10 LC (1980)
PY-10 LCP (1979)
PY-10 P (1988)
PY-10 S (1981-1983)
PRO-10(1982-1985)

The PY-10CP (Course Professionelle) was always the top-end model with 531 Extra Legere or 753 tubing (1980 only). This was rebranded in 1982 as the PRO-10 (531 Extra Legere only) which proved to be the last model built by the Prestige Peugeot division. The example offered here is the PRO-10 for the American market which was offered only in the 1982 catalogue and was essentially the same as the 1980-81 PY-10CP except for a braze-on front derailleur and drilled rear drop-outs. Like the PY-10CP, it was available only by custom order with an eight-month wait usually. By this time, component options were limited to hubs, rims, stem/bars, seatposts and saddles.

The Prestige Peugeot custom frame shop was closed c. 1982 and the remaining PY models were factory made complete bikes.

The restoration
Purchased as a complete machine with almost all origial components. Clincher wheelset replaced with a sew-up wheelset with Spidel Professional hubs and Super Champion rims. SR Laprade seatpost replaced with Simplex.

Frame
Material: Reynolds 531 Extra Legere 3/10 double butted tubing and forks
Colour: pearl white with chromed rear triangle and front fork. Seat stay caps pantographed "Peugeot" and fork crowns with Peugeot lion
Size: seat tube 63 cm (c to c), top tube 59 cm (c to c)
Angles: 74 (head) 74 (seat)
Fork rake: 1 1/2"
Bottom bracket height: 10 5/8"
Chainstay: 16 1/4"
Braze-ons: downtube waterbottle bosses, front derailleur boss, chain rest and cable guides
Rear spacing: 127 mm
Lugs: Nervex long point 32 with windows
Drop-outs: Simplex with rear drop-outs drilled
Serial no.: 1 02
2914
stamped as above on bb undershell
Weight: 20.5 lbs.

Components (“Tout Spidel”)
Rear derailleur: Spidel/Simplex SLJ5500T
Front deralleur: Spidel/Simplex SJA102
Gear levers: Spidel/Simplex SLJ5007 DT "power" shifters
Chainset: Spidel/Stronglight 106 42t x 53t, 172.5 mm cranks
Bottom bracket: Spidel/Stronglight 650 Titane sealed bearing
Headset: Spidel/Stronglight D8 alloy
Stem: Atax Peugeot Professional 120 cm
Handlebars: Atax "Olympic" 40 mm
Brakes: Spidel/Mafac LS2 alloy side-pull
Brake levers: Spidel/Mafac Course 2000 drilled with Mafac hoods
Seatpost: Simplex 26.4 mm fluted alloy
Saddle: Ideale 2002 Titane
Pedals: Spidel/Maillard 700 Professional
Toeclips and straps: Christophe alloy clips
Rims: Super Champion Competition Record du Monde anodised alloy 700x20mm 36-hole sew-ups
Hubs: Spidel/Maillard Professionelle with Spidel/Simplex skewers
Freewheel: Maillard 700 Pro Team alloy 6-speed 13-19 t
Chain: Sedis
Accessories: T/A alloy bottle cage and T/A Peugeot bottle

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